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Etna Rosso (Italy)

Etna Rosso DOC is a red wine from the Etna wine region in Sicily.

The main grape is Nerello Mascalese.

Lately, Etna Rosso has ben known as "Burgundy of the Mediterranean".

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Cherry
Red
Cherry
Cherry
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Licorice
Licorice
Spices
Spices
Leather
Leather
Volcanic
Volcanic

Wild Strawberry flavors are typical for Etna Rosso, with hints of Cinnamon.

Profile

Etna Rosso is light in color and tannins but big on flavor and acid.

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
16-17°C (61-63°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Soup
Soups

Pasta
Pasta
Mushroom
Mushroom
Risotto
Risotto
Truffle
Truffle

Pizza
Pizza
Sandwitch
Sandwitch
Hamburger
Hamburger
Chili
Chili

Goose
Goose
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork

Etna Rosso is very food friendly, much like Pinot Noir.

It can be paired with a wide variety of dishes, especially grilled or roasted white meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Charcuterie.
Pasta. Sicilian Pesto.
Mushroom. Truffle.
Roasted Mushrooms. Mushroom Risotto.
Grilled or Roasted White Meat.
Poultry. Duck. Goose. Rabbit.
Grilled Pork. Ham. Bacon. Veal.
Salmon. Tuna. Swordfish.

Spices:
Basil. Cilantro. Coriander. Mint.

Cheese:
Comté. Brie. Camembert. Jarlsberg. Goat.
Ragusano. Pecorino. Caciocavallo.

Sicilian Specialities:
Caponata (Coocked Veggies).
Pasta con Sarde (Sardines).
Anelletti al Forno (Baked Pasta).
Involtini alla Siciliana (Veal Rolls).

If You Like Etna Rosso

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Blaufränkisch (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
St.Laurent (Austria)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Italy)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About Etna DOC Rosso

Nerello Mascalese is the main grape in the Etna DOC Rosso (1968):

NameAlcoholGrapes
Rose
Rosato
12.5%Min 80% Nerello Mascalese.
Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio.
Red
Rosso
12.5%Min 80% Nerello Mascalese.
Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio.
Red
Riserva
13.0%Min 80% Nerello Mascalese.
Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio.

Lately, Etna Rosso has ben known as "Burgundy of the Mediterranean".

The wine is produced on the belt that covers the slopes of Etna, in Sicily.

The vineyards grow on volcanic soils, giving the characteristic aromas, while the steady stream of smoke provides nutrients for the terroir.

Low rainfall, well-drained soils, Mediterranean climate, high elevation, and cooler nights are ideal conditions.

Etna D.O.C. territory is closely tied to the biggest active volcano in Europe - Etna. Much of it is covered with crops and natural vegetation. Among the cultivated species the grape vine has always played a major role.

Etna DOC

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

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